Currently I am preparing new work for an exhibition at Handmark Gallery Evandale, opening September 15th 2013. This example is titled “Mr Glover’s Antipodean Garden” and overlays the european plants brought out to Tasmania by Glover, into the antipodean surrounds of Mills Plains.
DrawInternational is located in Caylus, France and specialises in drawing research. I was fortunate to have a residency here during October 2012.
During the residency I explored many forms of drawing such as large scale blind contour drawings, frottage, charcoal, watercolour, collage and many combinations of all of these techniques. After the intense small scale drawings that I had previously been working on, working with different scales and techniques was an extremely liberating and enjoyable process.
The 2012 Waterhouse Prize for Natural History was an outstanding and diverse exhibition attracting 870 entries nationwide, of which 98 entries were selected as finalists. I was delighted to be one of those finalists and to also provide a workshop demonstrating the ideas and techniques used in my work.
It was a wonderful opportunity to liaise with other visual artists and visitors to the SA Museum.
What I would like to achieve within the residency is to explore a sculptural approach to drawing, combined with a desire to experiment with as many different drawing methods as possible.
The above image is a detail from “Mr Darwin’s Specimen Garden” which has been selected as a finalist in the “Waterhouse Prize for Natural History” at the South Australian Museum.